N. Korean Official Arrives in Beijing from Singapore

Kim Jong-un has removed key members from his administration

Trump and Kim's summit is scheduled to start Tuesday at 9 a.m. local time (9 p.m. ET Monday), after it was thrown into uncertainty when Trump abruptly canceled it, before negotiations put it back on track. "We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted on Tuesday. "We said we're not going to have a summit under those circumstances".

The White House this week confirmed the summit between Trump and Kim would be held on Singapore's southern island of Sentosa. According to her, the White House and State Department were also not soliciting other countries (ie, Singapore) to pay for North Korea's accommodations.

The Trump administration wants complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation in North Korea and favours only lifting economic sanctions once that has been achieved.

The official also said the South is working closely with the USA on negotiations with the North, but declined to comment on the contents of a letter that the North's leader sent to Trump.

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the North Korean leader begged on "his hands and knees" to reinstate their high-stakes summit in Singapore.

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With days to go before the meeting, it remains unclear whether Pyongyang is willing to take that step, or whether it is using the promise of talks as a way of easing Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign. "I think that's something people should be very aware of".

Meanwhile, Kim Chang Son, who is often referred to as Kim's "butler" and led the pre-summit talks with the USA delegation in Singapore, flew from there to Beijing on Wednesday.

"It's amusing though, I don't see how people can sit there and say this person's a madman", he said.

The summit is taking place following a rapid detente between Pyongyang and Seoul and Washington.

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